Tourism is a broad industry with a number of sectors including wildlife and nature, culture, community, historical sites and Leisure.
The country bennefits mostly from Leisure tourism it being the number one activity ugandans are good at!
Well Leisure tourism has continued to advance in Uganda over time,with a number of exotic activities being introoduced in the Ugandan Tourism industry.
However these are not just leisure activities to be enjoyed and left to that,they help alot in the functionality of the human body.
below are a few activities to be enjoyed in Uganda under Leisure tourism.
As much as it might seem aimless and tiresome to you,but hiking is more than just a walk, leave alone sightseeing as you trek on, hiking increases the body metabolism,and accelerates your heartbeat,leaving your body healthy and cholestrol free.
Hiking also helps release stress,as you listen to the sweet sounds of nature,watching the birds sore into the air worry free.a wise man always said nature heals.
The wall is built in a way that provides the participant with patches and sometime holes where they grip themselves as they take on the challenge, it helps in exercising the body, releasing stress, and concentration.
PAINT BALLING/TARGET RANGE SHOOTING:
During this particular activity, the participant, focuses their energy on the target.it is a great activity to take on if you have been under a lot of pressure, with work demand, it helps you let go of the options and focus on a sole goal, and un till you shoot at it, there is nothing else you can focus on.
It might sound childish, to have both your legs dressed in a sack and running around like a nursery child, but it is one way to release a reasonable amount of cholesterol from the body.
tests your competing spirit and creativity.
It uses a board with holes and beads.locally coffee was used for this particular game.
Just like chess, Omweeso is a mind game,usually acompanied by refreshments under the evening sky, it is agreat way to get to know eachother and interact better.
The first time i went zip-lining at Sky-bliss Kikoni, taking on a 150(metre) line,i thought i had seen it all, until i was challenged with a 300(metre)zip-line at Forest park Buloba.
Forest Park is a cozy recreational centre off Mityaana-fortportal road, in a village called kiwumu,6km (10minutes)from Busega.
the recreational centre stretches on alarge piece of land,which makes a number of activities like,hiking,bird watching,(crested cranes and egyptian geese) possible.
Not forgetting the amazing egyptian scultures, which they say symbolizes beauty and good for historical archives.
The place owns a man made lake, on which kayaking and boat peddling is possible under supervision,not forgetting sports like boat racing and fishing.
Above the man made lake is. a 300 metre zipline that i had to take on after taking on an obstacle course.
Zip-lining is always put after the obstacle courses because it signifies the bliss after conquering challenges in any given course.
As blissfull as it maybe,it is still not a joking subject.
my instructor, Mukimbili Noah,first offered me a head gear before he started explaining the benefits of Ziplining,he said, as much as many people are nervouse about the idea of ziplining, some thinking they might throw up in the process, zip-lining to him is still one of the top notch activities!
BENEFITS OF ZIP-LINING
The obstacle courses at the beginning of the zip-lining challenge, are a test of bravery, they help the participant exercise their bodies keeping them healthy and physically fit.
It helps the participant to fight their fears, especially for individuals with height phobia.
In a place like Forest park Buloba, Noah says they forts have to offer the participant a disclaimer form,which helps you out line your health isuues.
Pregnant women are not allowed to zipline aswell as people with pressure illness.
He continues to ascertain that they first have to do a thorough weight check on the participant because the zip-line has some limited kilograms it carries.
All that said he introduced a harness to me as one of the safety gears meant to keep me safe up there,
The harness has two carribinos, which the participant uses to hook them selves on the safety wires as they climb up.
before you start climbing, you have to make sure your carribinos are loose enough to help you grip and un grip them easily.
Once you reach the zip-line, the next thing is to attach your carribinos to a pully and make sure the notes are properly tied.yeah you have to double check that!
Take your time to let go and let your self free.
For over 3 minutes i couldn’t believe i was going to be literally floating on top on the water body, it looked like direct suicide.said a number of prayers and even sent greetings to my family through my camera man!
But i had come so far to get here, some how i had to conquer my fear and let go, so i dit it, first i sat dangling in the air with a million thoughts, and then i let go.
Before i reached the middle of the Zip-line i had lost all my fears, and up there is where i wanted to stay, it was like swimming through the air, literally below me laid a water body.
And thats how i conquered my fear of heights.Looking forward to a longer Zip-line, this time in mabira Forest i guess!
However the list of leisure activities in Uganda is endless.